Talent Showcase 2014
  • Scheme: Random Acts
  • People: Emma Hart
  • Duration: 2'48"

MUCH Video

Film Information

  • Year of commission: 2013
  • Year of release: 2014
  • Artist Schemes: Film London Jarman Award


  • Artist: Emma Hart

Commissioned by FLAMIN for Channel 4's Random Acts series, Emma Hart's MUCH hones in on a single gesture that has come to define our relation with digital media: the swipe. Faced with a constant stream of images, repetitive swiping peels open a dark void, an empty space drained of content or meaning. Hart's paralytic encounter with the screen reframes the stress and nausea of contemporary life, defined by too much visual noise.

I must make a decision. I feel under pressure to do so, but I am uncertain and I don’t know. It will be embarrassing if I don’t get it right; but there is too much to choose from, or maybe, it is that there is nothing to choose between. What do you think?

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